Twins were due on 4 July 1995. I am normally only 8 1/2 stone so carrying
twins was very uncomfortable.
At 37 weeks pregnant I went for my usual
check up which are every other week from 25 weeks. I was given a scan as
they did on every check up and was told I had 2 6LB babies. I begged them
not to let me go home and could I please be induced as I couldn't walk
properly anymore. They agreed.
The next morning 15 June at 10 o'clock I
was given an epidural. I had my husband and mum with me and spent the next
10 hours doing crosswords. The only indication of a contraction was by
watching them on the monitor. At 8.15pm there was 4 midwives, 2 doctors, 1
paediatrician in the room when I was told I could push. I was told I
needed to get baby no 1 out as quickly as possible because baby no2 was
getting a bit distressed. The midwife showed me some forceps and said
"I will have to use these if you don't get baby 1 out on the next
contraction" Well enough said B was born at 8.30pm I then had to wait
for the next contraction which seemed to take for ever to come. But at
8.37 J was born. My husbands face was a complete picture. B weighted 5lbs
4 and J 4lbs 12 not as big as first though.